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Startup and emerging tech lawyer in Montreal

Christian Jacques

Partner Fasken
Tech is eating the world. Significant portion of job and economic growth come from high-growth technology companies, which have penetrated nearly every area of society. These powerful forces are reshaping the corporate legal-advice market, a challenge that we gladly took years ago with the launch of our Start-up/Emerging Tech practice group.
Jurisdiction Québec, 2004
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Christian Jacques co-chairs the Montreal Startup/Emerging Tech practice group since 2012. He specializes in angel/venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, for high-growth emerging companies.

 Christian’s clients range from start-up companies in the earliest stages to well-established public companies, as well as angels, private equity and venture capital funds.

He also provides strategic counseling in  a  broad  range  of industries, including software as a service, big data, virtual reality, augmented reality, internet of things, 3D printing, medtech, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, neurotechnology, blockchain and cryptocurrency.

 Christian’s  range  of  legal  and  business  counsel  spans  the lifecycle  of  companies,  from  inception  to  liquidity  event,  and includes  strategic  planning  as well as advice  on  mergers  and  acquisitions,  spin-offs,  financing rounds,  initial  public  offerings  and exits.

 Prior  to  joining  Fasken  in 2008,  Christian  was  a  corporate  financing  analyst  for  the Capital  Market  Division  of  the  Autorité  des  marchés  financiers (the Québec Securities Commission), where  he  developed  a  unique comprehension of the securities laws framework.

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Career & Education


  • LL.B. (Civil Law) Université Laval

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Québec Bar
  • Member of the Bar of Montréal
  • Member of the Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • Member of the Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal


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